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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 11, 2011 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

Not on Deadicated but available somewhere else (I forget where) is Henry Rollins doing a cover of "Franklin's Tower" that is completely and 100% un-recognizable from the actual song. I first thought it was actually a slam on the Dead but Rollins has been quoted as saying he was actually a big fan.

I'm partial to the Elvis cover of "Ship" mostly cuz Elvis is one of my desert island artists but even better is his live acoustic version that includes a verse of "Must Have Been the Roses" inserted between the "SOF".

Also like Cowboy Junkies on "To Lay Me Down" but I know they're too mellow for most people. (and what's up with the "harshed mellows"? Who the hell are they anyway???)

Agree Tom Waits would have been better on "Wharf Rat" but would be better still on "Loser."

Call me crazy but I'd love to hear Beck do "Dark Star." (He already has his own song called "Dark Star" that's not related; I really think his use of electronics and acoustics would work brilliantly on the Dead's version.)

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 11, 2011 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

Check out "Fire On The Mountain: Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead" Vols. 1 & 2

There are some really good reggae takes on GD songs...and a few that just don't quite click